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Beate Sander

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair

University of Toronto


Beate Sander, RN MBA MEcDev PhD, holds a Canada Research Chair in Economics of Infectious Diseases, is a Scientist and Acting Director of the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) collaborative at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network (UHN), and Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto. Her research focuses on assessing infectious disease interventions using simulation modeling and on estimating the burden of infectious diseases using population-based data. She spearheaded the linkage of laboratory and reportable disease data with administrative data in Ontario, enabling novel approaches to study the economic burden of infectious diseases. Dr. Sander is an expert to national and international advisory bodies, including Canada’s National Advisory Committee for Immunization (NACI), where she chairs the Economics Task Group and co-chairs the Economic Guidelines Task Group – a group tasked with developing national guidelines for the economic evaluation of vaccines, which will set the standard for conducting economic evaluations for vaccines in Canada.